Hunting and Fishing Industry Hiring – Creative Content Positions

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Project Upland, The Urban Deer Complex and the Dangerous Cow Publishing Company are on the hunt for new media talent including full-time, part-time, and freelance positions.

We have decided to make this a creative and fun search into the artistic people throughout the outdoor community. The media creation is not limited to Upland Bird Hunting we are actively seeking talent for all hunting sports as well as fishing. Each category comes with a creative challenge and in some cases, must submitted no later than July of 2017.

All Submissions are to be sent to info@dangerouscow.com with the title as “Attn: (Position applied for) // Dangerous Cow Publishing Hiring // (Your Name) 

General Prerequisites

The prerequisites are not what we would think. We do not require any level of formal education in fact in many cases we seek to not hire classically trained skills to maintain free creative thought as well as an open mind to learning and adapting. We do however look for candidates with strong work ethics, motivation, and true passion for outdoor adventure as well as a clean record and reputation of outdoor ethics and personality. Being a “seasoned” hunter or fishermen or women is also NOT a prerequisite for these positions just a strong desire to be involved in the hunting and fishing sports as well as conservation. Freelance contributions will be purchased in most cases with all rights to media but can still be used on resumes. Please keep in mind full-time, and part-time position usually entails a LIFESTYLE job and should be approached in such manner. Some positions such as Videographer and Photographer will require traveling, long absentees from home, extreme environments, and primitive living conditions.

Graphic Designers

We are seeking creatively gifted graphic designers for the creation of media content. Graphic designers will be tasked with logo creation, t-shirt design, and book cover designs. This position is primarily a freelance commissioned skill. However, we will eventually seek to hire in house graphic designers as the company grows.  Designers should work primarily in Adobe, have a thorough understanding of its platforms,  but do not require formal training.

Creative Challenge- Design a t-shirt based on ONE any of the following outdoor sports. Upland hunting, turkey hunting, deer hunting, waterfowl hunting, or any fishing sport. The design should reflect a “hipster” style branding taking in consideration creative approaches and minimalist theories. Artists considered for this position maybe asked to show specific ability in Photoshop and Illustrator remembering that “resourcefulness” is more important than formal training. (Deadline: open ended, positions considered in order received)

Animators

We are seeking talented animators primarily for video production work in “how to” and “conservation” based capacities but also logo animation. This position is on commission based but we will consider a full-time animator in the future pulled from freelance contributors. We prefer Adobe to be the primary programs used but will not limit this in the case of animators.

Creative Challenge- Create a quick “how to” animation that is either hunting or fishing based. The information does not have to be factually accurate. We are seeking a minimalist style with clear indications of “hipster” branding. There should be a landscape and “creature” contained in animation. As well as text, arrows, or anything else that may become relevant in an animation. (Deadline: open ended, positions considered in order received)

Illustrators

We are seeking illustrators with unique and creative styles. These positions will begin as freelance commissioned base spots that can eventually lead to a part-time or full-time position. The primary search is for illustrators is to create drawings for articles, books, and other projects that may come about. We will consider any medium, pencil, watercolors, charcoal, and any other tool you may choose.

Creative Challenge- Create 3 article cover images on 3 separate outdoor subjects. Choose from Bird Hunting, Waterfowl, Deer Hunting, Turkey Hunting, and any fishing sport. Please be sure that at least one example exists to represent human, creature, and landscape illustration. You are not limited to show all these items in each of the three illustrations. (Deadline: open ended, positions considered in order received)

Videographer and Editor

This is questionably the most important hiring search of the Dangerous Cow Publishing Company for 2017. We are seeking creative talent in the film category for freelance, part-time, and full-time positions. We prefer that candidates are not “restricted” by classically trained video education but will still consider these candidates that show an ability to not let “the rules” hinder creativity in their work. For people without classic training we still expect a knowledge in camera function as well as Adobe Premiere Pro. Camera knowledge is most important in the operation of DSLR cameras. Sound knowledge is a plus but not a requirement. We prefer that candidates have an ability to edit or at least a basic knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro.

Primary filming subjects are Bird Hunting, Dog Training, Fishing, Turkey hunting and “lifestyle” storylines.

Creative Challenge- The most important thing we will look for is a creative “artistic eye”. Submit one short film from 2 to 8 minutes. That is a “lifestyle” story. This film does not have to be about hunting or fishing but must have an outdoor theme to show skill in proper settings. Try to show off your creative talents in framing images, motion, image quality, outside the box angles, and transitions. Keep in mind we are a “minimalist” brand and seek clean naturally beautiful work. (Deadline: Hunting is July 1, 2017. Fishing candidates is April 1st.  Candidates will be considered in the order they are received and we will consider hiring artist capably of both subjects)

*We highly suggest videographer candidates also submit the Photography Creative Challenge with their Videographer submission but will still consider candidates without it.

Photographers

We are seeking a photographer for on-site film shoots in the capacity of freelance, part-time, and full-time. It is meant to supplement film projects as well as create a database for articles, marketing, books, and other projects. (Photography will also be considered in relation to the writer and videographer categories as an added skill) We will also consider the freelance purchase of photographs in the subjects of nature, hunting, and fishing by the individual photo.

Creative Challenge- Submit 14 photos of your favorite work that represents your most creative talents in the following subjects. 2 photos in portrait (1 candid, 1 not), 2 photos in “hero” shot, 2 photos in Landscape, 2 photos in wildlife and/or aquatic life, 2 photos in nightscape, 2 in lowlight subjects, 2 in anything you choose. Candidates will still be considered if they cannot submit for and of the above categories, but please replace them with “anything you choose”. We are looking for a creative artistic eye, not a “classical style” and prefer all images to be unedited.

Writers and Editors

We are looking for creative writers in a wide spread of subjects. As well as grammatically talented editors/fact checkers. Subjects include bird hunting, gun dog training, turkey hunting, and suburban deer hunting. Styles include “how to”, science, professional knowledge, novice experiences, culture, and lifestyle. This is primarily a commissioned and freelance based position and we are looking for a wide spread of diversity.

Creative Challenge- Submit 2 pieces of work in the subjects you are most interested in. The titles and themes should be creative and the information should be factual and compelling. Work should be between 300 and 700 words, to the point, with no “fluff”. If you also engage in relevant photographer work, please submit photos with each article.

*Editors- submit resume of editing experience (skip creative challenge)

Internships

Dangerous Cow Publishing Company will consider internships candidates for marketing, media, social media management, writing, and content creation. Please submit an outline of your college program, the requirements of internship a long with a 400 to 800 word explanation of why you want to intern with Dangerous Cow Publishing and what makes you a good candidate. Feel free to also submit any relevant examples of your work.

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Wild Turkey Meat vs. Commercialized Broad Breasted White Turkey

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Wild Turkey Meat

Ever wonder what the real difference is between wild turkey meat and commercialized domestic turkey meat? Let us start by saying there are plenty of responsible, ethical and sustainable farming operations that offer great alternatives to commercialized turkey farming. The main focus is on the health and environmental impacts associated with the wild turkey and the most commonly grown commercial breed the broad breasted white turkey.

Here are the Nutritional Facts broken down. (per 3.5oz)

TYPE                        WILD TURKEY                                BROAD BREASTED WHITE

Protein                               25.7                                                     23.5

Fat %                                   1.1                                                       1.5

Cholesterol                        55                                                        60

Calories                              163                                                      146

Although the differences seem minimal at first glance, there are many differences that go unseen. Due to years of commercialized breeding the broad breasted white turkey can no longer breed without human assistance. Additional massive health problems including heart disease, respiratory failure and joint damage lead to an extremely poor quality of life for these birds.

The commercialized turkey industry goes as far as injecting flavor into the turkey meat because of the lack of flavor associated with growing any animal so quickly. Medicated feed and unnatural growth rates of commercialized turkey make our locally farmed and wild hunted turkey far more flavorful than most people realize.

Ironically even the turkey pardoned by the president every year will die within a few months from these issues. The environmental impact of commercialized turkey farming is so great that it produces over 8 billion pounds of carbon emissions from Thanksgiving alone. These statistics are unsustainable when extrapolated to encompass annual commercialized turkey yields.

This, among many reasons, is why the localvoire movement continues to expand. Buying from local farms, sustainable operations or hunting your own wild turkey meat not only has a minimal carbon footprint and far more positive impact on the environment, but also an increased quality of life for the turkey itself. Be sure to check out our upcoming turkey hunting film ‘Carbon Wingprint’ that exposes the truth behind turkey conservation and the dangers of corporate farming.

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Vegetarians and Hunting

What would we think if we were told that vegetarians and hunting would make a good match?

The foremost thought in our minds would probably be the historic tension between meat eaters and vegetarians, but we are not talking solely about meat eaters in this article. We are talking about hunters. People who pursue free range, organic, sustainable meat free from the commercial food industry. The truth is that vegetarians and hunting are very close ideologically.

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Consumption of Meat- How Meat Made Us Human

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Consumption of Meat

The Consumption of Meat by our ancestors gave us the brainpower to debate it.

The decision for humans to be either carnivorous or herbivores was made millions of years ago. It was not a decision based on the ideals of modern society, personal beliefs, or political motivation. The decision was made in a time when humans were simply mammals, with no societal complexities beyond surviving the trials of evolution in this case by the consumption of meat. The incidental nature of evolution can make the difference between advancement and failure of a species; creating the greatest paradox in the debate over man’s modern consumption of meat. The fact is- we are no longer primates as a result of our distant ancestor’s change in diet. That change was the introduction of meat.

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We have all had that moment. The moment when we are packing our gear in the truck, or casually talking to a hunting buddy and just like that there is a White-tailed deer standing in front of us. It is the moment we all say “I saw the deer when I least expected it.” It can be frustrating, comical, and in some cases rewarding.

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There are few bird species that are known to take winter in a good way. This is the reason so many birds are migratory, whether song birds, waterfowl, or our beloved American Woodcock.  Even the iconic wild turkey is not well equipped to handle all the elements of the north country. Deep snow can prove to be a real hazard to turkey’s, whether food is present or not. The ruffed grouse, however, is an enigma in the world of birds when it comes to winter survival.

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Many of us think of Big Game hunting when we think of the great adventures that have inspired us to spend, well big money. I will not separate myself from the legions that dream of the Northwest Territories, Alaska, Labrador, New Zealand or the hundreds of other destinations we could list. What many of us have done (myself included) is think of all these destinations as strictly big game destinations not for small game hunting.

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The Many Names of the American Woodcock

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While on the road this year I heard many names for the American Woodcock. Some of these I had heard before, but others were a first. This only magnifies how unique cultures pop around this “unlikely species” and only strengthens the allure of this amazing upland bird game species.

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